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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office has asked New Mexico’s Supreme Court to rule on whether state government can be held liable for economic losses incurred by businesses and individuals during the coronavirus pandemic.
In recent months, at least 14 lawsuits have been filed at the District Court level around the state against the Lujan Grisham administration in an attempt to recoup such losses.
The plaintiffs, which include a Roswell musician, a Clovis liquor store and a Santa Fe oxygen bar, claim the Lujan Grisham administration’s business restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to significant financial losses.